UK Therapy

Can an App Be a Therapist? The Problems With Using Screens to Tackle Mental Health

Emily Gosling | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK Tech
Emily Gosling

Yet surely there's some good in making taking control of mental health more democratic. If it's worked for tracking calories, surely it can work for tracking mood? It can, but it also feels slightly dangerous.

Words Speak Us - The Power of Saying It Out Loud

Esther Harris | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK
Esther Harris

I was thrilled for Esther Baker who found her voice. I am now scared for all those other Esther Bakers out there, unhappy, burying a truth. Our issues can beat us if we don't try and process them. We all owe ourselves the opportunity to say it out loud.

Can Sports Psychiatry Really Help Athletes Like Andy Murray?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Andy Murray may be a favourite to take home the title of Wimbledon Champion 2015, but he's found a way to keep a cool head. In an interview with Th...

I Need Some Help But Where Do I Turn? A Practical Guide to Choosing a Therapist or Coach

Steve Burns | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Burns

Therapy, like life, is a journey (sorry!). Unfortunately the relationship between you investing in your psychological and emotional health and the progress you make towards happiness isn't always linear...

What Is the Best Form of Therapy for Personal Growth?

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Given that everyone is different and we all have our own ideas about what constitutes personal growth, it stands to reason that some people would benefit from one form of therapy while other people would benefit from another form of therapy.

Rewriting Your Life

Laura Humphreys | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Humphreys

Slice up very last page. Every last word. Cut randomly so you have a bunch of letters here, a single letter there, a full word every so often. Cut it into tiny pieces until all you have left is a confetti of jumbled letters and words.

Why I Told A Stranger My Problems While Running Around Hyde Park

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

I've never been to therapy. That's what I told William Pullen, psychotherapist and creator of Dynamic Running Therapy, when he asked. I've alw...

Four Lessons I Learnt From Therapy

Michelle Elman | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Elman

I have enormous respect for anyone that goes to therapy and extending that, anyone who walks into my office. To walk into a therapist's office (or in my case, a coach's office) admitting you need help and wanting to change is, in my eyes, admirable. In addition to that, to keep going to therapy is hard.

Amanda Reveals What Got Her Through The Worst Year Of Her Life

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

Amanda Holden credits having therapy with helping her cope after she lost a child and stared death in the face when she had her daughter. READ MORE...

Time to See a Hypnotherapist?

Malminder Gill | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

Everyone experiences ups and downs in their lives. Most people deal with these variations in mood on their own or with the assistance of friends or family. There may be times, though, when professional help is warranted to get you through an emotional rough spot.

Low Rent Therapy Could Poison Your Mind

Steve Miller | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

The low rent therapist may be so bad bringing little experience, little evidence of success, and little evidence of professional achievement. In fact these kind of therapists are so bad that they can potentially do you more harm than good.

Looking for Meaning in Your Life? There's No App for That.

Dr Aaron Balick | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Aaron Balick

In today's results driven, evidenced based, now-now-now culture, the idea of a 'slow burn' psychotherapy is much maligned. If people have problems, they want them fixed, if people have questions, they want them answered. But what about those problems you can't quite put your finger on?

We Can Improve the Lives of People Affected By Autism Through Research

Dr James Cusack | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK
Dr James Cusack

My hope is that we can now harness this focus towards the furthering of our knowledge of autism through research. We urgently require evidence-based interventions for autism, but yet the standards of research to support interventions fall significantly below that of other medical conditions.

The Worst Thing People Say During a Therapy Session?

Michael Carthy | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Carthy

Truly knowing something without judgement or old ideas getting in the way is a process. Yes we can have an intellectual understanding of something almost instantly, but that isn't enough to make actual changes in our lives. Intellectually understanding something is just the tip of the iceberg.

People Who Can Help You During Divorce

Liz Copeland | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Copeland

Whilst this may be a time where you feel like doing nothing more than shutting yourself away from the rest of the world, you will need the support of others in both a formal and informal way to get through this. The challenge is choosing who can support you, and in what way?

Writing Therapy.

Amber Bell | Posted 03.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Bell

Throughout my life, writing has always been a fundamental mechanism to pull me out of the darker times. It's something about being able to write down the words that you struggle to say out loud; it's like the world's cheapest therapy.

Instinct, Illness and Finding Your Way

Roberta Verdant | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

Somewhere between childhood and my teenage years, I realised something: I wasn't straight. Eventual marriage to a man began to look less likely. Later I'd realise that my queerness was fine, great, even, but it'd take a while.

Seven of Wands - Bad Girl Tarot Card of the Week - 8 January 2015

Alice Grist | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

If you love tarot and hope to connect to the meaning of the cards, on a personal level, then take what I say, apply it to your life, and start to learn how to interpret for yourself. Ruminate, contemplate and mediate on the card.

Why Everyone Needs a Fluffy Animal This Christmas

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

Animal-assisted therapy is nothing new, though largely unheard of. Used for varying therapies, from in prisons to deal with aggression to nursing homes to deal with isolation, or, as I have found most handy, to help with depression, the unconditional love of an animal can be a wonderfully soothing thing. Here are seven reasons why you should consider getting a fluffy animal this Christmas:

The A-Z of Bipolar: S-Z

Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shadi-Sade Sarreshtehdarzadeh

So how do you solve a problem like bipolar? Therapy, medication, exercise, amongst other things. I can't vouch for medication and exercise ('cos I never do any), but therapy is wonderful...once you find the right therapist.

Therapists - The Good, the Bad, and the Damn Right Brilliant!

Steve Miller | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Within such a saturated market how can the British public distinguish between those who are exceptional and those who are extraordinarily poor.

Why Every Woman Should Indulge Their Man's Midlife Crisis

Grant Feller | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

It was she who encouraged me to leave my dead-end job with no regrets and launch a media consultancy business from the kitchen table, join a gym and pump iron, write a book and two screenplays at exactly the same time with only vague notions about plot, indulge in a series of ineffectual health food fads and therapists...

Music as a Healer

Miel De Botton | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Miel De Botton

Music has always been my passion, my healer, and the methods I use to still my anxious mind dovetail well with classic music therapy techniques... Music lets us reach emotions that are difficult to reach verbally, become aware of hidden emotions and achieve a catharsis.

Stop Saying Yes to Mental Blocks

Malminder Gill | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

In a city where people are seemingly becoming busier and busier by the minute, do you ever wonder how others around you are managing work and life? Are you rushed in to making decisions on the spot, unable to focus or have a huge mental block that is stopping you from progressing? If so, then read on.

What's in Your Head..?

Liz Fraser | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Fraser

Approximately 450 million people worldwide have some kind of 'mental health problem' right now. And they have really, honestly tried very hard to pull their socks all the way up, and Get Over It.